Brixington Blues into Under-11 cup final after win under Ottery floodlights
PUBLISHED: 13:41 29 March 2017
Brixington Blues booked a place in the final of the Exeter and District Youth League Under-11 Cup final after a 3-1 win over North Tawton under the floodlights at Ottery St Mary.
With a good crowd watching and the added atmosphere a midweek floodlit game brings, the Blues players were clearly up for the cup as they produced another terrific all-round display.
From the first whistle they gained control and dominated early possession. A feature of their play was the way they continually looked to play their way from the back with many moves started by goalkeeper Max Neilson who was always looking to get Bradley Cameron and Bradley Higham going down the respective flanks.
The opening goal came when a Jack McBryan in-swinging corner was met by a glancing header from Scott Boddy and the ball nestled in the far corner of the net!
The lead was doubled when scorer turned provider with Boddy threading a fine through-ball into the path of the on-rushing Samuel Sidgwick who duly netted to give Blues a 2-0 half-time advantage.
Ten minutes into the second half Blues skipper Luke Ewing picked the ball up just inside the opposition half from where he ran at the opposition back line. Under pressure from a defender, Ewing released a shot which the keeper managed to parry, but only back into the path of Ewing who gleefully thumped it home!
Moments later North Tawton got one back, but Blues then saw out the final 15 minutes with some determined and disciplined defending.
Jack McBryan took the individual honours for Blues who will now take on local rivals Exmouth United in the final at the St James Park home of Exeter City.